Smith & Nephew gets nod in U.K. patent case

July 2009
Rubber & Plastics News;7/27/2009, Vol. 38 Issue 26, p9
Trade Publication
The article informs that Smith & Nephew PLC's Advanced Wound Management Division has won a patent dispute over negative-pressure wound therapy brought by U.S. group Kinetic Concepts Inc. in the Court of Appeal of Great Britain. Vacuum pumps in combination with polyurethane foam or gauze dressings have been used in Negative pressure wound therapy to lower the pressure over long-term intractable ulcers and wounds which have not responded to other treatments.


Related Articles

  • Court report.  // Medical Device Daily;2/4/2009, Vol. 13 Issue 22, p4 

    This article reports on a statement issued by Smith & Nephew's Advanced Wound Management commenting on a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on the gauze-based Versatile 1 negative pressure wound therapy system marketed by Blue Sky Medical Group. The court upheld a...

  • UK court rules in S&N favor, finds KCI patent invalid.  // Medical Device Daily;7/15/2009, Vol. 13 Issue 134, p7 

    The article reports that the Court of Appeal in Great Britain has ruled in favor of Smith & Nephew regarding patent EP 0 626 720 that was licensed to Kinetic Concepts. According to the Advanced Wound Management division of the company, all claims were invalidated by the said court while...

  • Researchers say gauze as good as foam. O'Connor, John // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Dec2009, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p8 

    The article reports on the study which shows that gauze-based negative pressure wound therapy can achieve the same treatment goals as foam based negative pressure wound therapy. It notes that the Advanced Wound Management Division of Smith & Nephew PLC argued that gauze based negative pressure...

  • S&N wound products more readily available.  // Medical Device Daily;6/12/2008, Vol. 12 Issue 113, p5 

    The article reports on the announcement from the Advanced Wound Management Division of Smith & Nephew of Saint Petersburg, Florida that its negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) products will be available in nine of the 10 designated metropolitan areas included in the first phase of the...

  • NEWS AND PRODUCTS UPDATE.  // British Journal of Community Nursing;Jan2008, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p47 

    The article evaluates several medical equipment and supplies including the new Accu-Chek Compact Plus blood glucose monitoring system from Roche Diagnostics Corp., the LoFric® Primo™ catheter from Astra Tech Inc., and the ALLEVYN Gentle and ALLEVYN Gentle Border wound care products from...

  • German court finds S&N technology non-infringing.  // Medical Device Daily;8/16/2010, Vol. 14 Issue 158, p4 

    The article reveals that the German District Court in Mannheim has ruled in favor of Smith & Nephew (S&N) of London, England in the Renasys Go patent litigation case filed by Kinetic Concepts (KCI) of San Antonio, Texas.

  • New Year cheer for European patent owners everywhere.  // Lawyer (Online Edition);1/7/2014, p4 

    The article discusses the Great Britain Court of Appeal case Virgin Atlantic Airways v Jet Airways (India). The court ruled that acts and decisions of the European Patent Office (EPO), a body founded by international treaty, did not fall within the jurisdiction of the courts in Great Britain for...

  • Kinetic Concepts, Wake Forest file more claims against S&N.  // Medical Device Daily;12/15/2008, Vol. 12 Issue 222, p5 

    The article reports on the patent infringement claims filed by Kinetic Concepts (KCI) and Wake Forest University Health Sciences against Smith & Nephew in an ongoing patent lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Antonio, Texas. The infringement claim was filed by KCI against Smith & Nephew for...

  • Kinetic Concepts wins latest round in S&N patent infringement case.  // Medical Device Daily;3/11/2010, Vol. 14 Issue 47, p4 

    The article reports on the infringement suit filed by Kinetic Concepts (KCI) against Smith & Nephew over the conflict on negative pressure wound therapy patents. Smith & Nephew was said to have violated a pair of patents owned by Wake Forest University. The outcome of the trial proves that there...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics